Oscar Grant

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Birthday
27, 1986
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jan 1, 2009 (22)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
27, 1986
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jan 1, 2009 (22)

About

American man who's shooting death at the hands of a BART police officer on New Year's Day 2009 was caught on video, leading to a series of protests about police violence in Oakland, California. The story became the basis of Ryan Coogler's 2013 film Fruitvale Station.

Before Fame

Grant had been been in San Francisco celebrating the new year prior and was planning on taking the BART to return home.

Trivia

In the aftermath of the incident, the officer who shot him ended up spending almost a year in prison. Fruitvale Station was named Best First Film at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.

Family Life

Gray was survived by his daughter, Tatiana. His mother and daughter sued BART for $50 million before settling for just under $3 million.

Associated With

Michael B. Jordan portrayed Grant in Fruitvale Station.

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